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UN Security Council

The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. Organized to function continuously, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at United Nations Headquarters. The Council consists of 15 members: five permanent members with veto power (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) and ten non-permanent members (Membership: Bolivia (2018), Egypt (2017), Ethiopia (2018), Italy (2018), Japan (2017), Kazakhstan (2018), Senegal (2017), Sweden (2018), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017)) five of which are elected each year by the General Assembly for a two-year term.  Website: www.un.org/en/sc/
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Security Council resolution 2348 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2018]

31 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau

7 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2331 (2016) [on trafficking in persons in armed conflicts]

20 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2327 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2017]

16 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2327 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2017]

16 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

1 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the review of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

10 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016)

25 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

29 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2303 (2016) [on the situation in Burundi]

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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